What an AWESOME weekend! I had a ton of fun, and we had great weather the entire time. I got to see Maggie (http://missemilywaterman.blogspot.com/) and we played a hilariously elaborate game all weekend. Saturday evening, Mike took me to the Officers Mess in both the American and British camps. Lots of singing was had, which is one of my favorite parts of reenactments. I must say that Mr. Paul Booth, of Wm. Booth, Draper, has a lovely voice! And of course, I bought fabric... I've already begun the gown in hopes of wearing it next month to the Tippecanoe reenactment, but it's a little up in the air as to whether we'll attend... At any rate, Katie and I have decided to wear the new wool gowns we're working on for Halloween under our Village cloaks, so they'll at least get worn!
As for my mourning spencer, I'm really pleased with it but the pictures are rubbish... It's really hard to get good images of a black-on-black garment! These will have to suffice until I wear it again... It's a combo of black wool and black cotton velvet. Velvety collar, buttons, and puffed sleeves. Body of the spencer in black wool, sleeves in wool, and "petals" in wool. I'm dying to add a little tassel to each petal, for added silliness and to help weight down the petals.
More mourning spencer behindHere's some pictures I took at home. Not the best, but they give you a better idea of what the spencer actually looks like. As a side note, these fabrics are like a MAGNET to ever bit of fluff and thread and feather! I don't think I can wear this without keep a lint roller in my reticule... XP
a) That picture of you and Mike is amazing and should henceforth be your profile picture for something. You look positively radiant in it! :D
b) TIPPECANOE AND TYLER TOO---!
Ahem. Sorry, I had to. XD